For grades K-3, beloved children’s fairytales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm and Aesop’s Fables come to life with live string quartet music from famous composers such as Beethoven, Debussy, Schubert and many others. Colorful illustrations also enhance the storytelling experience.

Your 4th and 5th graders can enjoy our World Music Dance Program or our History of Broadway Musicals, led by an all-star cast of professional New York City actors and dancers.

During each program, both narrator and quartet members collaborate with teachers and students to learn about morals of stories, world music idioms, timeless classical music and renowned theater productions. Audiences are invited to ask questions, recognize thematic materials and story plots as well as dance and sing -a-long to many of the songs they learn. In addition, the string quartet and its specific instruments are explored and discussed in a fun Q&A segment.

Storytime Quartet is looking forward to share our storytelling, song and dance programs for your school assemblies, library concerts and arts festivals.

  • Stories of Royalty

  • Aesop's Fables

  • Not What Meets the Eye

  • Stories of Courage and Bravery

Grades K-3

  • History of Broadway

  • Dance Around the World

Grades 4-5

PROGRAMS - Grades K-3

Stories of Royalty

“The Emperor’s New Clothes” with music by Ludwig van Beethoven

“ The 12 Dancing Princesses” with music by Antonio Vivaldi
“ The Princess and the Pea” with music by Frank Bridge

Aesop’s Fables

“The Ant and the Grasshopper” with music by Giuseppe Verdi

“ The Tortoise and the Hare” with music by Franz Joseph Haydn

“ The Mermaid and the Huntsman” with music by Leos Janacek

Not What Meets the Eye

“The Ugly Duckling ” with music by Claude Debussy
“ Little Red Riding Hood” with music by Felix Mendelssohn

“ Rumpelstiltskin ” with music by Bela Bartok

Stories of Courage and Bravery *New for 2021*

“Jack and the Beanstalk” with music by Edvard Grieg

“Custard the Dragon ” with music by Franz Schubert

“Thumbelina” with music by Joaquin Turina

PROGRAMS - Grades 4-5

"History of Broadway" - 50 minute program with Q&A

Broadway star Zachary Noah Piser takes students on a music-filled history tour of Broadway’s “Great White Way”, from it’s early beginnings in Vaudeville, to the beloved classics of the Golden Era, all the way to the famous Contemporary Musical Hits of present day.

"Dance Around the World" - 55 minute program with Q&A

Celia Mei Rubin, star Broadway dancer and actress, gets your students up and on their feet as she leads an energetic, musical program where your entire audience will learn about the history, culture and iconic dances moves from all seven continents of the world.

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